Members of my Tierney family lived in Hartford and other parts of Conn. Ann Mulqueeney Tierney and sons Patrick (PJ) and Peter Francis and James Joseph came from Ireland in 1881. They lived in Kilfenora, County Clare, in the western part of Ireland. Ann and Timothy tierney, a weaver, were married Sept. 5, 1857 in Kilfenora. Their children, beginning in 1858, included Martin, Michael, Thomas,Edward, Patrick, Peter and James.
In 1900 Ann and the three youngest boys were listed on the census for Paterson, NJ. Patrick (PJ) was well known there, ran a butcher shop. My father, James, worked with him. Peter Francis was ordained a Catholic priest in 1901 and served for 20 yrs at Holy Name, Coffeyville, Kansas, until his death in feb. 1921.
As a child I visited relatives in conn. but do't recall the names now. (I'm 81) This would have been in the late 1920s or early 30s.
It seems likely that there is some connection My father always listed his birth as Feb. 21, 1872 in Hartford, but we have found he was really born Feb. 21, 1869 in Ireland.
I have visited Kilfenora and found the baptism records, the gravestone for the family plot and the old thatched cottage built in 1821, but have no later information except for those who lived in Paterson.